Suburban Crime Spree

Police search for suspects in crime spree that spooked Dallas suburbs

Police search for suspects in crime spree that spooked Dallas suburbs

UPDATE: Johnisha Ann-Marie Williams, 19, was arrested on December 8 by the Flower Mound police department. She was charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in connection to the invasion on Suncrest Drive, and is being held on a $50,000 bond. Flower Mound police believe the offense is related to the crimes in Allen. One suspect is still at large.

Anyone with information can call the Flower Mound police department at 972-539-0525 or the tip line at 972-874-3307.

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An atypical series of crime sprees hit some of Dallas' most northern suburbs over the weekend, involving robberies, home invasions, carjackings, and victims being bound with duct tape and held at gunpoint.

Given the similarity of the crimes, police think they may be related.

The first took place in Allen on Saturday, November 6, between 7:45 and 9 pm, when a trio of men conducted two home-invasion aggravated robberies — one in the 1400 block of Rio Grande Drive and the other in the 300 block of Wrotham Lane.

According to the victims, there were three heavy-set black male suspects, wearing ski masks, gloves and long-sleeve shirts. The victims were bound with duct tape and held at gunpoint while the men searched for jewelry, cash and other valuables. No one was injured.

At one house, the suspects entered through an open garage door. At the other residence, they broke into the home through the front door. They drove a black four-door sedan, and possibly a new black panel van as well.

A second, similar spree took place in the Carrollton-Flower Mound-Lewisville area on Sunday, December 7.

The first was a home invasion in Flower Mound at 9 pm in the 5600 block of Suncrest Drive. Four suspects wearing masks and carrying handguns entered a home occupied by a family of six. One was assaulted; CBS said the person was punched. Flower Mound police arrested one person at the home.

According to Carrollton police, the other three suspects were then involved in a carjacking in Lewisville. Two were arrested, one after a foot pursuit in Carrollton, and officers are looking for another suspect. He is described as a black male, 5-foot-9 and weighing 155 pounds, last seen wearing a gray or white shirt and black windbreaker pants.

The Allen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division requests that anyone who witnessed any suspicious circumstances regarding these incidents call the CID unit at 214-509-4329. To do so anonymously, text your tip to 847411 with keyword ALLENPD and your information. All information shared with TIP411 is anonymous.

If you see an occupied black sedan with or without a black panel van in your area, report it to Allen Police dispatch at 214-509-4321.

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